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Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) recently took part in a virtual workshop to help co-ops in Queens secure federal funding under the Paycheck Protection Program which provides forgivable loans to small businesses that have suffered economic losses due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mar 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) reintroduced their bipartisan bill in the House and Senate to secure health care benefits for “Atomic Veterans” who were exposed to harmful radiation when they cleaned up nuclear testing sites during the late 1970s.

Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, today reintroduced the Menstrual Equity in the Peace Corps Act, a bill that seeks to address the lack of access and affordability of menstrual products for Peace Corps Volunteers serving abroad.
 
Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today reintroduced an amendment to lower the federal election voting age from 18-years-old to 16-years-old. The measure was reintroduced as an amendment to the For The People Act (H.R. 1) ahead of this week’s debate on the bill in the House of Representatives. H.R.
Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has been selected as a Co-Chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism.
 
Feb 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that she helped pass the nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) early this morning in the House of Representatives.
 
Feb 23, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today joined Mayor de Blasio at his media availability to discuss her efforts to combat anti-Asian hate related to the coronavirus.
 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Meng has led efforts to combat the rise in xenophobia and violence directed at Asian Americans, both in New York and across the country.
Feb 22, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Following the recent New York State pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Korean Community Services (KCS) in Bayside, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today called for more vaccination sites to be placed in her congressional district in West, Central and Northeast Queens.
 

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Apr 17, 2020 In The News

Democratic lawmakers are raising concerns about a spike in incidents of coronavirus-related discrimination against Asian Americans as President Donald Trump continues blaming China over the pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and congressional delegates from the state of New York wrote a letter to the Department of Justice demanding answers on immigration courts’ proceedings during the COVID-19 crisis and called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release detainees. 

Apr 16, 2020 In The News

As immigrants — many of whom are serving as essential workers — help to combat the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, a Queens lawmaker is introducing new legislation seeking to extend their work permits.

Apr 16, 2020 In The News

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Flushing has been awarded federal funding to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced Wednesday. 

Apr 15, 2020 In The News

Four Queens lawmakers and students in Astoria are urging the New York City Department of Education to make feminine hygiene products available at all meal hubs throughout the city.

Apr 14, 2020 In The News

Joe Hennessy, a Forest Hills resident and long-time Community Board 6 Chair, died from COVID-19 complications Thursday. He was 82.

Hennessy chaired CB6 – which represents the areas of Forest Hills and Rego Park – up until September 2019. He was chair for about 30 years.

Apr 13, 2020 In The News

At least 197,000 taxpaying New Yorkers will miss out on coronavirus relief payments from the federal government because of a legislative roadblock put in place by Republicans, according to data from the state Taxation and Finance Department.

Apr 9, 2020 In The News

Twice in one day, Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) led the New York congressional delegation in letters calling for transparency in equipment distribution and support for healthcare workers fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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